Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's Here!!!

I just found out that our Orion CEV-606 has its very own scaled plastic model, available from Fantastic Plastic! For only $65 you can assemble 56 resin pieces with shiny decals to create a 1:72 scale version of this shuttle replacement. (Oh, by the way, the 606 configuration will be outdated by the time you receive the package in the mail.)

Here’s a blurb from Fantastic Plastic on the design:

In August 2006, NASA officially announced that Lockheed-Martin would be the prime contractor for the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), code-named "Orion." As space-watchers had long expected, the Orion vehicle would be "Apollo on steroids," a capsule- based system with mostly disposable components, save for the Command Module, which could be used on multiple missions. The craft was intended to carry four to six crew members and serve as the primary vehicle for a variety of manned missions ranging from low-earth shuttle flights to the International Space Station to eventual trips to the Moon and, ultimately, to Mars.

Hey wait a sec, where's the spacecraft adapter? Man, those guys get no glory.


At 3:16 PM, Blogger Russell said...

Look...a month goes by with no Ferg updates and here I am commenting on your entry the day you post.

I assume that you are doing some work on the Orion. Very cool. One question: You've been over there for that long and all you've done is design a $65 plastic model? :)

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Ferg said...

Oh Russell, don't be jealous just 'cause NewSkies never had a plastic model. Maybe they'll let you play with the stereo lithography machine if you're good.

Thanks for the note! It's nice to know I've still got some SoCal friends.

At 3:35 AM, Anonymous jack o. said...

He could play with the stereolith machine if Boeing didn't sell it off! Besides who needs work anyway! You are both LAME! Come visit me in New Zeland already. I've been here for almost a month and you haven't been here yet! Jeez, what kinda frends are you?


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